NEW KIEV-APPOINTED GOVERNOR AND KNOWN JEWISH GANGSTER PHONES DEATH THREATS TO EASTERN UKRAINE REFERENDUM ADVOCATE OLEG TSAROV
Igor Kolomoisky, a presidential candidate and an oligarch who is said by Forbes to be the third richest man in Ukraine, has reportedly threatened the life of a former national presidential candidate and prominent spokesman for the Eastern Ukraine referendum alliance. An audio recording of a call he made to Oleg Tsarov suddenly appeared on YouTube on May 14 in which Kolomoisky also threatens the lives of his family.
“And tomorrow first they find your relatives m***f*** and we will hang them just on the main square. M***f**.”
The source of the audio is unknown,. It suddenly appeared on YouTube on May 14. Tsarov has confirmed on his Facebook page with a link that such a conversation did take place. In addition he later posted that day that an attempt may have been made on his life when black uniformed men dressed as National Guard troops mistakenly attacked a neighbor’s house, setting it on fire and firing shots into the compound. The YouTube audio of the conversation with Kolomoisky has since been removed “as a violation of YouTube’s policy against spam, scams, and commercially deceptive content.” However, it is available on Rutube at http://rutube.ru/video/5a726682a03cb8217ed570650ed5618a/.
The audio is roughly translated as follows:
Kolomoisky = K:
Oleg Tsarov = T:
K. Where are you? Are you still there?
K: How are you?
K: There had happened one big trouble. One Jew from the Dnepropetrovs Jewish community died. (In Mariupol)
T: What happened?
K: One Jew died. From Dnepropetrovsk Jewish community. Right now I’m in synagogue.
T: What was he doing there?
K: Not important. They said now they (the Jewish) give a big money for your head.
T: For my head?
K: A million. For yours. Yes. And they said they will look everywhere. So i wanted to say – you better stay in Moskow and don’t come back.
T: I wanted to tell you one thing. In Africa there is such a tribe…
K: Tomorrow they will hunt your people here. (In Dnepropetrovsk)
T: … So this is such tribes.. there is such poison…
K: I don’t fucking care what is there in Africa! Don’t tell me this bullshit! I tell you that now these Jews prayed before Shabbat, and they prayed for this guy, Mr. Shlemkevich, the Jew who was killed in Mariupol m***f**k…
T:. So this….
K: And they said that it s all the fault of Tsarev… And tomorrow first they find your relatives m***f*** and we will hang them just on the main square. M***f**.. I m saying also, say to Markov ( Ukrainian deputat) never return here. To Ukraine. Not for any conditions!
T: Don’t call me anymore.
K: Don’t call you? That s it.
T: Yes. Don’t call me anymore.
K: Ok. Bye.
The audio is credible because Kolomoisky is known for his Gestapo-style habit of using “quasi-military forces” to enforce hostile takeovers of companies. He reportedly sent a team of “hired rowdies armed with baseball bats, iron bars, gas and rubber bullet pistols and chainsaws” to forcibly take over a Kremenchuk steel plant in 2006, and has used “a mix of phony court orders (often involving corrupt judges and/or registrars) and strong-arm tactics” to replace directors on the boards of companies he purchases stakes in.
“Indeed, in the rough and tumble Ukrainian business world, the term ‘violent takeover’ takes on a much more literal meaning. Controversial billionaires like Igor Kolomoisky and Gennady Bogolyubov of the Privat Group, known colloquially in the Ukrainian business world as ‘The Raiders’, have perfected their own brand hostile takeovers. A minimum stake in a company is acquired by one of the many companies Kolomoisky and Bogolyubov control and then a mix of phony court orders (often involving corrupt judges and/or registrars) and strong-arm tactics are deployed to replace the existing members of the board of directors with men loyal to Privat. In the takeover of the Kremenchuk steel factory in 2006, Privat’s raid was literal, with Kolomoisky and Bogolyubov hiring an army of thugs to descend upon the plant with baseball bats, gas and rubber pistols, iron bars and chainsaws. Needless to say, Kremenchuk’s steel production was soon under Privat’s control.”
According to a story in the Guardian, on April 17, he offered “a $10,000 bounty on for the capture of any Russian ‘saboteur’ and promised another half-million hryvnia (£27,000) to the national guardsmen who successfully repelled an attack by pro-Russian militia April 16, killing three.”
Tsarov posted the following on his Facebook page on May 14, along with an image of a scanned document:
ORDERED to TAKE a TERRORIST
Internet got one interesting scan of the document. This is a copy of the order by the SBU. The first Deputy Head of the SBU Krutov ordered subordinates to citizens of the Russian Federation.[ citizens of Russia] ,…… to select from among those who have no relatives in Ukraine, and make them “saboteurs”.
Tsarov has indicated that the Sluzhba Bezpeky Ukrayiny, or SBU, the Security Service, Ukraine’s special purpose law enforcement agency, tasked with maintaining government security “in a sphere of counterintelligence activity and combatting terrorism” has ordered its agents to seize Russian citizens in Ukraine who are there alone without relatives, charge them with being “saboteurs,””falsify their testimony or knock them out.” He believes that the order came from Turchinov and Yatsenyuk as well as the SBU. Oleksandr Turchynov is the elected Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament. Arseniy Yatsenyuk is the current Prime Minister.
Kolomoiski is an energy tycoon who was appointed governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region in eastern Ukraine in March. He has also offered rewards for handing in weapons belonging to insurgents: $1,000 for each machine gun turned in to the authorities, $1,500 for every heavy machine gun and $2,000 for a grenade launcher.
The threat allegedly made by Kolomoiski which he further alleged to have originated in the Jewish community was in connection with the killing of Bogdan Shlemkevich, a soldier from Ukraine’s National Guard on May 9 in Mariupol, southeastern Ukraine. He was shot in clashes between anti-government protesters and soldiers sent by Kiev in an ‘antiterrorist’ operation in eastern Ukraine. This is a video of what happened that day, which shows unarmed protesters being shot in the street.
In addition, another audio surfaced on YouTube which characterizes conversations between the President of the Suppliers of the Customs Union Oleg Noginskogo and someone named Jana Borisovich. That conversation confirmed that Mr. Kolomoysky announced the award of $ 1 million to anyone who would kill Oleg Tsarov. The conversation also intimates that the massacre in Odessa was financed by Kolomoisky.
“Besides, it was he [Kolomoisky] who hired the guys in the Odessa [massacre]… the situation went out of control. Their task was to beat them [anti-government protesters] so they would be taken to hospital and to destroy the camp [on Kulikovo Pole Square] completely,” RT
“Ten days before the tragedy a secret meeting was held in Kiev, chaired by the incumbent president Olexander Turchinov, to prepare a special operation in Odessa. Present were minister of internal affairs Arsen Avakov, the head of the Ukrainian Security Service Valentin Nalivaychenko, and the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Andriy Parubiy. Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoiskiy, the Kiev-appointed head of regional administration of the Dnepropetrovsk region, was consulted in regard to the operation.
“During that meeting Arsen Avakov has reportedly came up with the idea of using football hooligans, known as “ultras,” in the operation. Ever since his time as the head of the Kharkov regional administration he has worked closely with the fans leaders, whom he continued to sponsor even from his new home in Italy.
“Kolomoisky temporarily delivered his private “Dnieper-1” Battalion under the command of law-enforcement officials in Odessa and also authorized a cash payment of $5,000 for “each pro-Russian separatist” killed during the special operation.” Information Clearing House
Kolomoisky, 49, heads Ukraine’s PrivatBank and is president of the country’s Jewish community., the European Jewish Union. The EJU was founded last spring by Igor Kolomoisky and Vadim Rabinovich, two Ukrainian oligarchs who in recent years have invested millions of dollars in Jewish philanthropic activity.
Rabinovich, who has made a fortune in the natural gas business, and like Kolomoisky, holds dual Israeli and Ukrainian citizenships (although dual citizenships are not recognized in Ukraine), was expelled from Ukraine for four years in June 1999 after being accused of links to organized crime or contract killings, illegal shipments of heavy weapons to Yugoslavia, and other corruption. His U.S. visa in 1995 was revoked and he was placed him on the list of undesirable foreigners after the CIA accused him of illegal arms trading and money laundering.
Kolomoiski’s motives are in plain site. The KyivPost reported on December 7, 2010 that “Ukraine’s business tycoon and president of the European Jewish Council Ihor Kolomoisky said that the desire to unite the Jewish communities of Europe can become a driving force that will facilitate Ukraine’s entry into the European Union. “As for the Ukrainian Jewry and Ukraine itself, which in fact has always been a part of the European family, it is possible that it will be the Ukrainian Jewry that will become the driving force that will lead Ukraine into the European Community,” he said in an interview with the Stolichnye Novosti Newspaper published on Monday. Stolichnye Novosti is owned by Rabinovich.
“I see my mission in helping the Jewish communities, which are in every European country. There are goals and objectives that need to be implemented over the next five years. Most of them (the countries which have Jewish communities) are members of the European Union and Ukraine, unfortunately, is not a member yet. As a person occupying the post of the leader, the chairman of the Jewish communities of Europe, I believe that the Jewry of Europe should become a common family, like the nation of the united Europe,” Kolomoisky said.
Forward.com reported on February 15, 2012, “A recent meeting between American Jewry’s primary umbrella group for Israel and other foreign affairs, and a controversial new European group has sparked heated exchanges among European and American Jewish leaders.
“In the days leading up to the meeting, communal officials on both continents warned the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations against its plans for an official exchange involving the American umbrella group and the European Jewish Union.
“Some American Jewish officials are wary, in particular, of the EJU’s leadership, which includes a Ukrainian oligarch with whom American government officials will not meet because of questions regarding his business activities. Meanwhile, the group is viewed by other European communities as seeking to take over their representation of organized European Jewry.
“The Presidents Conference, however, did not change its plans and was hosted for part of its visit to Europe by the EJU. Nevertheless, Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Presidents Conference, denied to the Forward that any such meeting had ever been scheduled. But the Forward has obtained documents that detailed the group’s plans for a visit to Brussels by members of the Presidents Conference in coordination with the EJU. Among other things, the EJU offered to help enlist donors to sponsor events scheduled for the visit and to cover the Presidents Conference’s flight to Tel Aviv from Brussels in an EJU-chartered plane. Indeed, the EJU’s website touts the Presidents Conference’s visit at the top of its home page.”
According to the World Jewish Congress, The Jews of Ukraine constitute the third largest Jewish community in Europe and the fifth largest in the world. Jews are mainly concentrated in Kyiv(110,000), Dnepropetrovsk (60,000), Kharkov (45,000), and Odessa
It is obvious, aside from his dubious standing in the European Jewish community, that Kolomoisky believes himself to be the spokesperson for the Jews of Ukraine, and that has also been challenged.
Masked men attempted to assassinate Jewish Ukrainian business tycoon Vadim Rabinovich near his offices in Kiev, Yedioth Ahronoth learned Monday [March 4, 2013]. The assassination attempt was unsuccessful.
Rabinovich, 59, left the parking lot of his office building around 3:30 pm when suddenly an incendiary device was thrown at his car from the direction of a nearby empty house. A large explosion was heard in the area and windows in nearby buildings shattered. YNET News.
Rabinovich is the founder of the Jewish cable news channel JN1, co-chairman of the European Jewish Parliament and president of the All-Ukrainian Jewish Congress. He was asked by the Jerusalem Post about a possible anti-Semitic motive, and he replied that he “no longer has any businesses in the Ukraine” except for “Jewish” endeavors and “Jewish mass media,” implying a connection to these matters.
What is of obvious concern is that the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations are listening to the EJU and are doing so behind the backs of their supporters and constituents, the real Jewish community.